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Juan Flavier overcame childhood bullying and revolutionized public health

May 13, 2022
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Senator Juan Flavier was a doctor to the barrios at a time when many Filipinos died before ever seeing a health worker, and when other doctors found prestige in working abroad. He implemented mass vaccination campaigns and promoted reproductive health—even earning the ire of the Catholic Church. But before all that, he was a boy whose playground was the mountains, who excelled in school despite childhood bullying. Listen to his children Jondi and Joy share funny anecdotes about the late Health Secretary.

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